First presented at The Family of Woman Film Festival in 2010, Mrs. Goundo fights for asylum in the United States. If she is forced to return to Mali, her two-year-old daughter will undergo female genital mutilation. Hers is the first asylum case of its kind in the U.S. Filmmakers Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, who will present the film, traveled between Mali, where they filmed an FGM ceremony, to the courts of Philadelphia. This important film shows how women are profoundly affected by the legal struggles surrounding immigration.
Tickets on sale February 1 at Chapter One Bookstore